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Updated 13 hours ago
We need to talk to our kids about drugs
BY KAREN W. KASICH
The transition from long summer days to a flurry of back-to-school activities has been a hectic time for families throughout Ohio, including mine. Each school year holds something new and promising for Ohio’s children — new classes, new friends, and new experiences. …

Published 23 hours ago
Don't count out FitzGerald just yet
BY DAVID KUSHMA BLADE EDITOR
If, as the prevailing political narrative has it, Ed FitzGerald is a dead man walking, he isn’t accepting the autopsy report. Don’t call the undertaker just yet. …

Published 23 hours ago
Kirk: Ohio's General Assembly
BY KIRK WALTERS BLADE EDITORIAL CARTOONIST

Published 23 hours ago
Restitution a must in Bedford case
Letters to the Editor
I was sad to read about the senseless damage done to the Bedford High School football field (“Obscenity on field postpones Bedford football games,” Sept. 11). It was malicious and nasty, as well as stupid. …

Published 23 hours ago
Actions, not a name, define a group
Letters to the Editor
ISIS stands for the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. However, those subscribing to ISIS are gangsters who are doing everything contrary to the teachings of Islam. …

Published 23 hours ago
Restore wetlands to solve water crises
Letters to the Editor
Our drinking-water scare has revived the debate about what to do to help prevent similar crises. Left out of this debate is where farmers are farming and where urbanites are living. We are farming and living in what once was a giant wetland that drains into Lake Erie. …

Published 23 hours ago
Farmers can help make Lake Erie healthy
Letters to the Editor
Agriculture was involved in helping clean up Lake Erie in the 1970s and 1980s. Your Sept. 14 article “Farmers on board to limit area’s phosphorus runoff” shows that farmers are striving to be part of the solution again. …

Published 23 hours ago
Ripe for change
Editorials
Two days ahead of a United Nations climate summit, more than 100,000 people are expected to gather today in New York for a “people’s march” against climate change — the largest climate event in history. Leaders at the U.N. meeting should take notice. This time, the public is watching. …

Published 23 hours ago
Unequal and unbalanced
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The failed tax-cut scheme that Ohio has pursued for the past decade — with particular zeal by Gov. John Kasich and this Republican-controlled General Assembly — has aggravated income inequality in the state. A new study warns that such inequality is slowing the rate of growth of state tax revenue nationwide by undermining economic expansion, and also is …

9/20/2014 12:46 AM
Ohioans deserve a debate
BY MARILOU JOHANEK BLADE COLUMNIST
The handful of Ohioans who follow state politics are waiting for the debates to start. Spirited political discourse on a range of critical issues gives voters valuable insight about candidates. …